Biggest Star Comebacks

Hit TV shows, Oscar nominations and critical buzz prove that Teri Hatcher, Matthew Fox and 10 other stars of the past are back and better than ever. By Caryn Midler

THOMAS HADEN CHURCH

Life came close to imitating art for Sideways star Thomas Haden Church (in 2005 and 1990), who earned his first Oscar nomination this year for his portrayal of a washed-up actor. After two successful sitcoms in the 1990s (Wings and Ned and Stacey), the 43-year-old Texan almost sank into obscurity, appearing in quirky, barely seen films such as 2000's The Specials.